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Posted 18-Mar-2015 at 01:02 PM (13:02) by Gurdur

When photographing wildlife in Tanzania, a common problem was the wildlife would often turn its rear end to me, whether in flight or insult. I assembled quite a collection of animal butts, when I would have preferred face-on views. It got so that I picked out photos of mine where the animal is actually looking towards me, or at least not away. Below are a few of photos I selected at random out of the ones where the animal was facing me. All the below photos are from 2012, Tanzania. I will post others later.

Cheetahs - a mother and two cubs . under a tree in the Serengeti:



The photo above is actually cropped from this; I have not included any larger version for this one.



Hyena mother with cub, in the very early morning, Serengeti:
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Lion-cub that emerged from a tunnel in the long grass:
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Lion-cubs that emerged from a tunnel in the long grass:
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A very pensive female baboon:
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A lioness up a tree, in the Serengeti:
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A warthog just waking up in the very early morning, Serengeti:
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A young baboon, looking vacant as the young often do:
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Young cheetah:
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    I've taken a lot of rear end shots of birds. It gets pretty hilarious when the face recognition software routine in iPhoto which tries to identify faces puts up a bubble which thinks it sees a face and wants me to name a rear end.

    I enjoy looking at your pictures, Gurdur!!!
    Posted 18-Mar-2015 at 02:40 PM (14:40) by An Ardent Skeptic An Ardent Skeptic is offline
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    I've taken a lot of rear end shots of birds. It gets pretty hilarious when the face recognition software routine in iPhoto which tries to identify faces puts up a bubble which thinks it sees a face and wants me to name a rear end. I enjoy looking at your pictures, Gurdur!!!
    Many thanks!
    Posted 18-Mar-2015 at 06:11 PM (18:11) by Gurdur Gurdur is offline
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    Face-to-face wildlife.

    A wonderful collection of close-up shots Gurdur. Even the less 'pretty' faces are really expressive.
    I love the female baboon in particular. You can almost see her thinking and her fur is amazing. Looks like feathers.
    You should put them into book form and get them published/
    Posted 19-Mar-2015 at 01:02 AM (01:02) by Ray BarnesUnregistered
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